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sections can't be watched
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Author: logixoul

Description:
There should be an option to watch just a section on a page.


Version: 1.6.x
Severity: enhancement
OS: Linux
Platform: PC

Details

Reference
bz5041

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 9:08 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz5041.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport created this task.Feb 19 2006, 1:39 PM

logixoul wrote:

Why was this bug marked Invalid?

  1. no way to implement it without totally rearranging

the entire database structure

  1. no reason to want such a thing

logixoul wrote:

  1. Isn't it as simple as checking whether the contents of a section

are changed after each edit? I'm probably being naive, no need to
explain if it'd take up too much time.

  1. There is a reason. Let's say I nominate a page for highlightning in

Wikipedia. Everytime anybody nominates anything or votes I get
notified in my watchlist. This is inconvenient since I care only about
my submission. And this is just an example.

A while ago Kate Turner implemented a cool feature which allows templates to be
treated like virtual sections. You can see it in action e.g. on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates where each
nomination is loaded from a separate template. Nevertheless, you can use section
editing to edit the individual nominations. You can also watch them separately.
If you have a page where you really want content to be stored and watchable
separately, I would suggest that you model it after this page.

logixoul wrote:

That's a good piece of advice, thanks. While I still think that
watching sections can be useful, I see the importance of the
difficulty of implementation that Brion Vibber noted.

  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 738 ***